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post #1 of 19
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Woohoo! Anyone tried those new-fangled energy drinks with mass quanities of caffeine and herbal supplements so strong that it should be illegal? My husband just gave me one to drink so I can stay awake to do my schoolwork, and MAN, is that thing powerful!

Unfortunately, it tastes like *!#$%!

Imagine if I gave a sip to my cats. Just kidding!
post #2 of 19
My husband loves those things. Currently his favorite is Vault, which is made by (and tastes mostly like) Mountain Dew. (Since it's new, it's also pretty cheap. ) I tried a sample in the store of the new Tab energy drink that's developed for women. It's PINK! And it actually tastes pretty good!
post #3 of 19
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Awesome - a pink energy drink! I'll have to look for that, seeing as this seems to be working pretty well. As you can see, I have "so much" energy now that I'm having trouble focusing my newfound boundless energy into my paper.
post #4 of 19
I've never tried any of those energy drinks - John drinks Red Bull all the time tho
post #5 of 19
Oh gosh no. I quit all caffiene (except in chocolate!) almost 4 years ago. It was doing horrible things to me. After I got through the massive headaches and mood swings, I felt great. I always hated the "crash and burn" I'd have after the energy spike from drinking a lot of caffiene. Now, as long as i keep on my vitamins with iron, since I have a chronic problem with low iron, I'm fine. So I vote "no" to more caffiene! :-)

Amber
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by fatkitties
Oh gosh no. I quit all caffiene (except in chocolate!) almost 4 years ago. It was doing horrible things to me. After I got through the massive headaches and mood swings, I felt great. I always hated the "crash and burn" I'd have after the energy spike from drinking a lot of caffiene. Now, as long as i keep on my vitamins with iron, since I have a chronic problem with low iron, I'm fine. So I vote "no" to more caffiene! :-)
Would you believe that, 15 years ago when I was 12, my doctor banned me from caffeine due to acid reflux disease? Yet here I am drinking this crap. I've got a huge paper due for law school this Friday so I'm reduced to this. I hope I don't get sick tomorrow, but in any case, it'll be worth it to get this paper done.

But since I don't normally have any form of caffeine, you can imagine how high I'm flying right now! The low hasn't hit yet - I'm just hoping I get another couple hours out of this then I can crash.... but I wonder if iron vitamins would help me long term.... interesting point!
post #7 of 19
No I havent ever tried any of those drinks, allthough I am curious as to what they taste like The pink one sounds pretty awesome
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by rblaude
Would you believe that, 15 years ago when I was 12, my doctor banned me from caffeine due to acid reflux disease? Yet here I am drinking this crap. I've got a huge paper due for law school this Friday so I'm reduced to this. I hope I don't get sick tomorrow, but in any case, it'll be worth it to get this paper done.

But since I don't normally have any form of caffeine, you can imagine how high I'm flying right now! The low hasn't hit yet - I'm just hoping I get another couple hours out of this then I can crash.... but I wonder if iron vitamins would help me long term.... interesting point!
I used to drink several Mt Dews a day. I realized I may have a problem when I noticed that I had to have a Dew before I even went to the bathroom in the morning, and I had to walk past the bathroom to get to the kitchen. Then I started getting bladder infections over and over and decided to look at my diet. The amount of caffiene I was taking in looked like a good target, so I quit that, and the problems went away. Started again, and the problems came back. So I'm done with that now.

I take the 1-a-day Women's vitamin with a glass of orange juice every day. The vitamin C (absorbic acid) helps your body absorb the iron. If you take an iron-containing supplement with milk or eggs, they interfere with your body's ability to absorb the iron. I had lots of issues with iron when I was pregnant. I took two iron pills a day (the most I could take of that kind) and it barely helped me at all. I'm still a hair on this side of low, 4 years later, but it's better than it has been.

Taking a good multi vitamin can't hurt. It's definitely worth a try. But take it with OJ or something else with a lot of vitamin C so you use it better!

Amber
post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the tip! I know I've got multivitamins here somewhere... if they're not expired I'll try it tomorrow morning with my juice. Now, if I could only get some more sleep!
post #10 of 19
I love energy drinks! MadCroc, Monster, Wired, Jolt, Full Throttle... they are all delicious.
post #11 of 19
Has anyone tried the Sprite Recharge? It's one of the ones we have here. It's the nicest one I have tried so far. Too many make me feel sick though.
post #12 of 19
Boy, could I use one of those!
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
Well lemme tell you, I drank that thing like 3 hours ago and I am still quite awake - pretty good for 1 am. My "woo-hoo!" is a bit quieter now, though.

Emma - I haven't seen the Sprite one here but I'd be interested in that, since I like Sprite. That and the pink one by Tab.... just sampling these should get me through the rest of the semester.
post #14 of 19
AS far as im concerned there is only Red Bull here, i hate the stuff it tastes like banana! But there is a alternate version from Lidl.. (i know most of you dont have this supermarket)
An energy drink the same size as redbull is only 25 cents! and its sooo delicious!! its even called "energy drink"
post #15 of 19
ooo...Monster Low-Carb is my favorite! The first time I had it, I saw the fog lift in my brain. I never felt so awake!!
post #16 of 19
I've only had energy drinks a few times... But Monster is my favorite!! I am soo sensitive to caffiene. 2 sips of one of those & I'm bouncing off the walls!
post #17 of 19
I only had Red Bull once-it tasted like cough syrup!!!
I've seen the Vault in the stores-one of my SIL saidit was really sweet.
I'll have to try the TAB one.
The only alternative drink I have is in the summer and that is Gaterade!!
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by fatkitties
I take the 1-a-day Women's vitamin with a glass of orange juice every day. The vitamin C (absorbic acid) helps your body absorb the iron. If you take an iron-containing supplement with milk or eggs, they interfere with your body's ability to absorb the iron. I had lots of issues with iron when I was pregnant. I took two iron pills a day (the most I could take of that kind) and it barely helped me at all. I'm still a hair on this side of low, 4 years later, but it's better than it has been.
Amber
also, check your multi - if it contains calcium, then the iron in it is worthless. it's the calcium in the dairy that prevents the iron from being absorbed.
post #19 of 19
I only drink Red Bull for energy. Other things wake me up, but Red Bull seems to stay in my system the longest. Before I workout, I eat, drink a Red Bull and take my supplements and about 45 minutes later I am full of energy.
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